Actress Jeon Ji-hyeon Likely to Focus on Foreign Market for the Time Being (2006/01/09)
Actress Jeon Ji-hyeon will likely refrain from acting in Korean films for the time being after her new film Daisy (2006) is released in early February.
Jeon worked together with foreign actors for the film "Windstruck" (2004) and a foreign director (Andrew Lau from Hong Kong) for the film Daisy. She plans to make her presence known in earnest in the overseas film market in 2006. To this end, Jeon will refrain from acting in Korean films for now and will prepare for her advance into the overseas film market, while keeping in touch with foreign film producers.
A person close to Jeon said, "Many stars from Chinese-speaking regions engage in brisk activities in the overseas film market, including Hollywood. But no Korean actors or actresses have made their presence known conspicuously yet. So, Jeon has decided to suspend her acting in Korean films and seek an opportunity to advance into the overseas market this year".
Jeon will likely leave for the United States this summer and stay there for a while. During her stay there, she will brush up on her English and look for opportunities in the overseas film market, including Hollywood.
Jeon has so far continued her study of conversational English and made steady preparations for her advance into the overseas film market. Based on such preparations, she will look for the best opportunity to make her presence established as a genuine "hallyu" star. The person close to Jeon added, "This year, Jeon Ji-hyeon will look for a spot as a 'global star', not as a mere 'hallyu star'."
But what will happen to Korean Romantic-Cinema, then? :'(
Well, maybe she's going to be in that inevitable US-Remake of "My sassy Girl" . . .